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School & College Group Trips

Custom Volunteer Group Programmes for Students

Give your students a school trip to remember with our Volunteer Group Programmes. Students can gain academic credit and service hours while exploring a new country. And, unlike typical trips, they can leave a positive impact on local communities while doing it!

If you’re interested in taking part in a group programme, get in touch with one of our group's specialists and we will do the rest! Here are some of our most popular projects that are perfect for schools and groups:

Turing Funding for your school trip

Do you have Turing funding for your school trip? We’ll help you put these funds to good use, supporting you every step of the way.

We’ve specialised in volunteer trips abroad since 1992. Since 2011, we’ve focused more on offering bespoke group trips, perfect for schools like yours. Our trips are flexible and tailor-made to fit the unique goals of each school or college.

When you book a group trip with us, your trip will be:

  • Safe: We provide 24/7 staff support from the moment volunteers arrive. Not only are we a Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge holder, but our placements are thoroughly researched, safety audited, and risk assessed in line with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector. Through our safety procedures, we ensure everyone feels safe and secure at all times while taking part in both educational and adventurous activities.
  • Hassle-Free: We do most of the organisation, so you don’t have to. We aim to take the stress out of travel, supporting your role as a group leader. Planning a trip abroad has never been easier with our hassle-free approach.
  • Impactful: Our trips aren’t typical holidays, they’re designed to leave a lasting impact on local communities while helping volunteers develop skills.
  • Flexible: Every school and college is different. Let’s discuss how we can cater to your needs and build a trip that enhances your curriculum. Choose where you go, when you go, how long you travel, and what volunteer work you complete.

For a deeper insight into volunteering abroad as a school group, read our case study following Capel Manor College.

Or, view Capel Manor's experience on our Conservation in Peru Programme here:

What’s Included?

To ensure you have everything you need, we will support you from enquiry and application, through to your time in destination and your departure home.

Beyond this, the cost of your trip includes:

  • One free staff place for every nine students that travel
  • Excursions, cultural activities, and social events
  • A fully customisable bespoke itinerary
  • A comprehensive information pack on request
  • An in-person or online talk before you sign up
  • A Q&A presentation for students, parents, and teachers
  • A full risk assessment for every group trip
  • Support from application to departure
  • 24/7 staff support for the duration of your trip
  • Fundraising advice
  • Assistance with booking flights
  • Comprehensive induction and orientation upon arrival
  • A custom-made reflective journal
  • A comprehensive health and safety document
  • Three meals per day and drinking water
  • Accommodation
  • All-ground transportation

But that’s not all! For more information on what our programme prices include, take a look at our How It Works page.

Diploma in International Volunteering

Students can now take part in three specialist diplomas, designed just for Projects Abroad volunteers. These include: 

  • Diploma in International Volunteering (Global Citizenship)
  • Diploma in International Volunteering (Marine Conservation)
  • Diploma in International Volunteering (Wildlife Conservation)

By completing one of our level 3 International Volunteering Diplomas, students can earn academic credits, accredited by the National Open College Network (NOCN).

Find out more about gaining academic credit while on your volunteering programme.

How to Get Started

If you’re ready to begin the journey towards an unforgettable volunteering trip abroad, here’s how to do it:

  • Get in touch:    Let us know which projects you’re interested in and your ambitions and needs as a school or college.
  • Review your options:    Once you have a shortlist of projects, we’ll send over a detailed proposal and itineraries for you to consider.
  • Submit your application form:    This is the exciting part!
  • Begin your preparations and fundraising:   Our group experts are happy to help you with ideas.

Before you know it, your group will be heading out on their adventure and returning with a sense of pride, new skills, and memories to last a lifetime!

If you’re interested in organising a group trip, contact one of our group's specialists. They will answer any questions and help you find the ideal programme.

What Others Say

"The opportunity to learn about a world very different from their own, in a safe and supportive environment, is the hallmark of a Projects Abroad experience. This company offers a complete experience with impressive attention to detail from start to finish. The professionalism of the Projects Abroad staff, both in the field and at the head offices, is commendable, reliable and totally reassuring to both school administrators and parents as we coordinate these wonderful experiences for our students"

- Judy Ross, Director of External Studies, St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School

“Taricaya the reserve was great as was the entire project; all the students experienced all elements of the itinerary as promised! They are a phenomenal team with such a clear aim and cause being promoted for indigenous wildlife and in situ conservation. The project was well organised and had a good flow as all of our students were constantly occupied either conducting surveys, caring for the animals in the rehabilitation reserve or being lectured on conservation methods. The staff are incredible and accommodating. We were thrilled with it all and cannot wait to return to the Peruvian rainforest! Such a great, great experience!”

- Evangelos Achilleos, Teacher from Capel Manor College

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